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Child Abuse at Abu Ghraib - July 25th, 2005

Child Abuse at Abu Ghraib

Posted on Sat Jul 23, 2005 at 12:13:27 PM EST

Data is emerging, no matter how the administration attempts to hide it, that the new photos and video of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison include the torture of children.

Norway's Prime Minister's office says it plans to address the situation with the U.S. "in a very severe and direct way."

Could this mean losing yet another ally in the Iraq occupation? Amnesty International in Norway has said that Norway can no longer continue their occupation of Iraq, or their support of US policy in this matter.

And some countries, as Tom Tomorrow notes, actually listen to their activists.

While there isn't even an inkling of this in the US Mainstream media, all over the world people are beginning to read about the US abusing children at Abu Ghraib.

Der Spiegel

The Sunday Herald in Scotland has a piece on the abuse of children at the notorious prison:

From Iraq's Child Prisoners, written one year ago:

It was early last October that Kasim Mehaddi Hilas says he witnessed the rape of a boy prisoner aged about 15 in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets,” he said in a statement given to investigators probing prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib. “Then, when I heard the screaming I climbed the door … and I saw [the soldier’s name is deleted] who was wearing a military uniform.” Hilas, who was himself threatened with being sexually assaulted in Abu Graib, then describes in horrific detail how the soldier raped “the little kid”.

A DailyKos diarist has artist renditions of the abuse of a little girl being shown in magazines across the world. Here are a few:

Reports put a rough estimate of children in Abu Ghraib at 107. Remember that 70-90% of the people at Abu Ghraib were found to be innocent, and it translates into many innocent children being held to suffer for nothing.

The world is reading this, Norway is thinking of pulling out over it, and no one here knows anything about it. The media will ignore this story as long as they can, and it explains why President Bush does not want the new photos released.

Could it be that child abuse would turn even his staunchest supporters against him? Nevermind the abhorrence of such a thing on its very face.

I will close here with a quote from the man that Bush claims to live his life in homage to, Jesus of Nazareth:

"And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea"

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Sy's Been Scrambling For A Minute Now...

"And I would — debating about it [long pause]. Some of the worst things that happened that you don’t know about. OK? Videos. There are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at [Abu Ghraib], which is about 30 miles from Baghdad — 30 kilometers, maybe, just 20 miles, I'm not sure whether it's — anyway. The women were passing messages out saying please come and kill me because of what’s happened. And basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children, in cases that have been [video] recorded, the boys were sodomized, with the cameras rolling, and the worst above all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking. That your government has, and they’re in total terror it’s going to come out. It’s impossible to say to yourself, how did we get there, who are we, who are these people that sent us there."

- On July 8, Seymour Hersh addressed the ACLU's 2004 Membership Conference.



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